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Legendary professional f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens.

With a fast fixed maximum aperture of f/2.8, the exceptional AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED covers the optimal range for wide-angle photo and HD video assignments. With advanced Nikon lens technologies and optical design, it produces clear, high-contrast images throughout its entire zoom range, making the AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED a highly reliable professional lens, in the studio and on the road.
Silent Wave Motor
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
AS
M/A
IF Lens

The professional standard

High-performance wide-angle zoom

The AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED sets the standard for wide-angle photojournalism, travel photography and HD video. Its super-fast, fixed f/2.8 aperture ensures outstanding clarity, even in difficult lighting situations, and makes it an ideal lens for candid photography, architecture, landscapes and news assignments.

Reliable, durable, exceptional

Advanced features and design

An advanced lens, the AF-S Zoom-NIKKOR 17–35mm f/2.8D IF-ED delivers stunning images with both FX- and DX-format NIkon D-SLRs. A host of Nikon lens features, like the chromatic abberation reducing Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass elements and Aspherical Lens Elements (AS) and the ultra-fast, ultra-quiet Silent Wave Motor (SWM) autofocus motor deliver extremely consistent, exceptional performance in a variety of shooting situations.
Silent Wave Motor
Silent Wave Motor
AF-S NIKKOR lenses feature Nikon’s Silent Wave Motor (SWM), which represents a significant advance in AF lens technology. SWM uses ultrasonic vibrations—rather than a gear system—to focus the lens, providing incredibly smooth, silent and precise autofocus operation.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
AS
AS
AS stands for Aspherical lens elements. This type of lens utilizes non-spherical surfaces on either one or both sides of the glass in order to eliminate certain types of lens aberration.
M/A
M/A
Select NIKKOR lenses have a focusing mode which allows switching from automatic to manual focusing with virtually no lag time by simply turning the focusing ring on the lens. This makes it possible to seamlessly switch to fine manual focusing while looking through the viewfinder.
IF Lens
IF Lens
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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Excellent short zoom I have had this lens only a short time, however I have made many images with available light (f2.8) and daylight work with apps of f4-5.6 at much of the zoom range. Sharpness is excellent, compact lens, a little heavy but that adds to stability of shooting in low light and low shutter speeds (as low as 1/10th sec) hand held rendering sharp images. I would certainly urge any photog doing photojournalistic or event work to include this lens in your bag. It does take some knowledge of short lenses to get the image you re looking for. Note - I have used another photogs lens of this type prior to purchasing one. For my work it is an "everyday lens!" February 12, 2014
General professional walk-around lens I bought this lens a year ago and it's pretty useful in landscapes, street photography and indoor shoots. Unlike 16-35 vignetting and distortion does not bother much, and can be easily corrected in Photoshop. I use a D800 and I've seen some comments that this lens is not sharp which I don't agree. If you want a general professional walk-around lens this one is yours. May 25, 2013
An ideal wide angle zoom. I have been using this lens for a couple months now, and it has served me well. The Images are crisp and I have not seem much vignetting. Although the corners might be slightly soft it hasn't really been an issue for me. I love using the lens with filters, especially my 9 stop grad for artistic landscapes. There are a few things worth mentioning here though. For one there is a bit of chromatic aberrations even at higher f stops(although correctable in lightroom). My other gripe is the auto focus. There is a bit of a high pitched sound unlike other AF-S lenses, which are dead silent. My overall opinion is it is a great lens that will see a lot of use on my camera. January 21, 2013
An oldie but (very) goodie! One of Nikon's stellar lenses (like the 24-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8): sharp and f/2.8 thru its focal-length range, with very solid build. Excellent near-extreme wide-angle lens for FX bodies (film or digital) and even a fine wide-to-normal zoom in DX format. Despite its age, this design's image quality remains competitive with that of the newest products (eg, 16-35mm f/4 VR). August 15, 2012
I've had this lens for several years now I purchased it from another photographer who probably wishes he had never sold it. It's built like a tank, I had it serviced by Nikon and it has served me well. Originally built for film cameras today still every bit as viable. Good glass is good glass. Love this lens! October 6, 2011
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Will this work with my D7000? Want to use it underwater.

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Yes it will work
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Yes, full functions, just make sure the lens dimensions are correct for your underwater housing.
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Where is serial number on Nikon 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens?

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On the lens mount end near enough opposite the aperture lock switch.
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Where do I find the serial number on my AF-S 17-35 Nikkor f/2.8 lenses?

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Bottom of the barrel where it meets the camera.
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Yes, the S in the AF-S means the lens has a focus motor.
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Are there any plans to update this lens in the near future?

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Just curious as this lens is nearly13 years old.
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Nikon cannot speculate about feature products until official information is release on www.nikonusa.com
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If I put on Nikon D300S, does the focal length or minimum aperture change?

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The D300s has a DX-format CMOS Image Sensor which means that the lens focal length is subject to the FX/DX 1.5x crop factor. On DX format cameras, the AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED has a focal length equivalent to 25.5-52.5mm on an FX format camera.

The lens aperture is not affected. For more information on DX vs. FX please see: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-An...- Explore/Article/g588ouey/The-DX-and-FX-Formats.html

Please see the lens simulator for examples of DX/FX: http://static.nikonusa.com/Lens-Sim...
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Lens still takes great pix. Hard to zoom all the way out to 35mm. Using on D4.
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Probably best to send it in for a service.
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